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Old 11-30-2007, 03:06 PM   #1
tbrownarcher
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NVIDIA driver problem


My machine has an integrated intel 82865g graphics controler

in a slot on the mother board is an NVIDIA Gforce FX 5500 video card I want to use but cannot get to work.

My system is a dell dimension 3000 with 2800 mhz processor
the graphics are as before explained
2 hard drives a 40 gig with windows on it
and a 100 gig drive with JPG's on it but very small part of the drive

the operating system is windows XP
and I'm trying to get ubuntu 7.10 working which is pretty much working as I see it except for the nvidia card
the nvidia card seems to be working in situations like booting from the install disc when I think the nvidia card is used.

Also when i boot from grub when the little horizontal bar is shown before it actually boots the system nvidia is used.

when i use the generic ubuntu boot the final outcome is that it stops at the fourth line and the display manager is trying to boot the nvidia card and just stops. which is funny since it uses the card on boot from the cd


what i have done is disable the intel card by (in the boot from cd mode)
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

and added to the last line of that file
blacklist intel_agp.

still the same thing

I am trying to install the nvidia drivers but can't seem to get that done. The only system that seems to work is when i boot from the cd

the only thing there that seemed to work was using the browser to go to the nvidia site and downloading but that brought the file down as a text file in a web page. I don't know how to redirect it to the right directory nor do i know the right directory .


thanks,
tbrownarcher (nate)
 
Old 11-30-2007, 03:50 PM   #2
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Firstly, disable the built-in graphics card via the BIOS, that will eliminate one layer of confusion. If Ubuntu doesn't find the built-in graphics, there's no need to work around it (and it won't if it's been disabled via the BIOS).

Secondly, follow the instructions here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Video

It's a bit difficult to get the nvidia card running, but if you follow step-by-step, you should be on your way.
 
Old 11-30-2007, 06:12 PM   #3
tbrownarcher
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BrianK:

thanks for the help. The bios in my machine gives me 2 choices which are 'auto and onboard'
I assume if you set it to auto it looks in the slots first. I'm not sure about that. But I do know that the setting 'onboard' uses only the integrated intel 8286 video card

I will try the instructions you showed me


thanks,
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